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Touring Los Angeles in a BMW
Saturday, May 18th (9am-3pm), at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (just north of Los Angeles), is the return of Bimmerfest, a festival of BMW automobiles and merchandise. At last count the celebration is expecting more than 1,700 cars and almost 4,200 BMW lovers and enthusiasts. With a number of competition categories for maintenance and customization, you will have an opportunity to see just about every model of BMW in every possible color and, of course, the latest models. And surprises! If there is anything you need for your baby bimmer you will be able to find everything here in one place at the Bimmerfest. We will likely have one or two of our Saturday private Los Angeles tours swing by as so many of our guests love their own BMWs, more so than a chance to see the cars of Hollywood and Beverly Hills celebrities. Go figure.
Take a Private Los Angeles Tour to Pasadena
Do you love books? Authors, writing, performance, being outdoors on a nice Pasadena day? Then you do not want to miss the second annual LitFest Pasadena arriving on Saturday, May 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. Unlike the humongous nearby book festivals that Los Angeles is famous for, this one is intimate and manageable and offers literary and imaginative attractions for your entire family. You can talk easily to local authors, see any and all panels and workshops, get your gourmet lunch and snacks quickly and easily, know the kids will be entertained and excited and it is easy to get there and park. Of course there will be publishers and booksellers manning booths of books but there will also be plenty of booksignings with authors. It is the day before Mothers Day so here is your chance to pick up the perfect reading material for mom. Expect music, theater and marionettes to compel your attention, too! We will making a stop there for our more literary-minded guests on their private Los Angeles tour. There is as much to see and do in Pasadena as Beverly Hills and Hollywood for those inclined to think beyond the Kardashians and Honey Boo-Boo.
Princess Diana Series is Now about Kate Middleton
Our private Los Angeles tour guests always inquire about interesting and different things to do in the evening. How’s this? A presentation about using “bad girl” tactics to land a Prince Charming. Tonight from 7-9p.m. at the Queen Mary in Long Beach you can hear Dr. Carole Lieberman elucidate the techniques for finding and keeping that special mister in your life. Using Kate Middleton as a principal example you will also learn about Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson. Spend an elegant evening aboard this grand old ship of the Cunard Line permanently moored near Los Angeles. Included in the evening will be a cocktail tour of the Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit, a tea service and champagne toast, and let’s not forget about the vintage lingerie display. For anglophiles everywhere this is a perfect way to celebrate the first anniversary of William and Kate’s wedding and it is also a loving tribute in a continuing series of presentations for the ongoing Princess Diana exhibit.
If this event is not on your bucket list, well, it should be. Today you have a chance to cross it off. This parade (a term used loosely to describe what happens) has been amusing and delighting audiences since 1978 and every year is either the last or the best Doo Dah parade ever. Beginning at 11 a.m. (possibly, perhaps, maybe) the 2013 Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will move in fits and starts along its Colorado Boulevard route. According to the parade’s website you will get to see Flying Baby Hammer, A Moveable Feast (based on a Hemingway novel), Ace Ketchum-Professional Vampire Fisherman, The Great Firewall of China, The LOH Down on Science (featuring NPR personality Sandra Tsing Loh), Suffer Jet-Set Planet for David Bowie, Camp Bimbo, Worlds Tallest Girl Scout, Jiffy Pop! Happy Howard’s Harlequin, The Bearded Ladies, Long Beach Ukelele Club, Johnny Skunkmobile, Fashion on the Fly, Drunk in the Garage Band, Zombie Training Camp, Arrow Sign Spinners, and The Army of Toy Soldiers.
But that’s not all!
If you act now you will also receive a fleet of motorized Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, Captain MacHogwash’s Amazing Chundra, the world’s final appearance of robotic spitting cat named Boo-Boo Kitty, Senior Graucho, Mile High Bed, Yippie Hippie Sixties, Million Marijuana March, The Billionaires, Sloppy Swishers, Whistling Diva Champion, Amnesty International, Blues Brothers Tribute, L.A. Derby Dolls, Pizza Oven Art Car, Vegetables of Laguna Beach, classic, scary clowns, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Bus Target, Howdy Krishna, Horses on Astroturf, and the immortal Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, and much more!
It’s a free gift that keeps on giving. Our private Los Angeles tour guides will have numerous requests to either find parking for our visitors or just drive in the parade (Celebrity Homes Stealth Vans). It’s too much fun for words so see it for yourself — and believe!
Daughter Joins Father at the Chinese Theater
With three Best Actor Academy Awards between them*, Jane Fonda and father Henry will be together again at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Saturday at 10:00a.m. That is when, as part of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival, Jane will dip her hands and feet into wet cement in the forecourt of the theater as movie stars have been doing since the theater was built in 1928. We are always excited by these events on behalf of our private Hollywood tour guests who get to witness a ceremony not seen very often but that receives so much media coverage. It really is special and Jane Fonda is a special actress who truly deserves this honor.
* Jane: Klute, Coming Home; Henry: On Golden Pond
Tonight at 7:30 at the Avalon in Hollywood, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller will host a comedy and variety show so good that it will shake the shekels from your wallet and benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Even if you can’t go be sure to visit the website (click the poster to the left) and donate generously.
The party will feature performances and appearances by Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, Seth Rogen, Nick Kroll, Bo Burnham, Ken Marino, John Mulaney, Justin Willman, Billy Eichner, Garfunkel & Oates, Sadie & The Blue Eyed Devils, plus many more special guests still to be announced!
If you have never visited the Avalon in Hollywood then know you are stepping back through an illustrious entertainment history begun in 1927 when it opened as the Hollywood Playhouse. Also once named the El Capitan Theater (before Disney got their hands on the Paramount Theater around the corner) and the Jerry Lewis Theater (for Jerry’s weekly television variety show), this is today a rocking nightclub where all the best people of Los Angeles show up to party!
We are hoping that our private Los Angeles tour guests will be eager to visit the club after their custom luxury tour around Hollywood and Beverly Hills especially if they go this evening to help out families suffering from the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease.
Classic Hollywood Films with Your Private Hollywood Tour
With too many special guests to list here, the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Classic Film Festival once again inhabits Hollywood for four days (April 25-28th) with an extensive slate of excellent classic movies showing in the great Hollywood movie theaters. This fourth TCM Classic Film Festival’s theme is “Travel in the Movies” and the selection of films will highlight the magic of movies to transport us to faraway and exotic places. The African Queen, Badlands, Deliverance, Flying Down to Rio, From Russian with Love, and The Great Escape are some of the films to be screened. And remember, we are talking perfectly preserved and restored prints shown on the best movie screens Hollywood has to offer. If any of the offered films are movies you want to see then know you will see them as the filmmakers intended, in comfort and luxury as if you were on a private Los Angeles tour with us!
Our Los Angeles Tour Just Got Bigger
The newly minted TCL Chinese Theater (always Grauman’s Chinese Theater to us lovers of old Hollywood) has announced that it will close down several months this summer as it converts the theater to become the largest IMAX theater auditorium in the world. While it will only offer the third largest screen in North America there will be more movie history in those seats than in all the other IMAXs put together. Happily, during construction we will still be able to show our private Hollywood tour guests around the theater forecourt so they can see the hand and footprints of celebrated movie stars since the Hollywood era and the handprint ceremony began back in 1928. This will be the 732nd IMAX theater in the world and still one of the great movie theaters to watch a film. We know we will be in line for the first film offered at the newest of the world’s IMAX theaters.
Fly Right to the Concert
It’s tax day and surely you have sent in the paperwork to the various tax agencies and collected your refunds, right? Now you are wondering what to do with the loads of extra cash burning a hole in your pocket. Here’s an idea. Tickets for the Rolling Stones 50 Years and Counting launch concert in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on May 2nd go on sale at 10:00 a.m. today. We hope we are not too late letting you know about this. An even more impressive idea. Let us fly you by private luxury helicopter to a landing pad atop a building adjacent to the Staples Center. This private Los Angeles helicopter tour allows you to skip all the traffic and get a birdseye view of the city as it prepares to greet the Stones on this historic concert tour.
The Stones will return to the Los Angeles area on May 15th for a concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Contact us about a helicopter tour to the concert.
Take Your Hollywood Tour to the Red Carpet
It is time to laugh until you die because Scary Movie 5 will be in movie theaters across the country starting tomorrow. But tonight the stars will still be alive and out on the red carpet at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood for the Hollywood premiere of this current installment of the successful horror film parody enterprise. If our private Los Angeles tour guests ask us who will be at the premiere we will tell them that some of the stars of the movie are Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Tisdale, Terry Crews, Jerry O’Connell, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear, Chris Elliott and Kate Walsh just to name a few (lots of familiar faces, we expect, as in the other films). Any of them, all of them, might be there to see the finished film.
The Cinerama Dome is one of the finest movie theaters in Hollywood. A part of the Arclight Hollywood complex on Sunset Boulevard near Vine Street it is a real treat to see any movie in the theater at any time. Click the photograph to read a previous blog about the theater.